Deputy Director, Office of Investigative and Legal Services (WMS Band 3) DOH7376
Washington State Department of Health
Location: Tumwater, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $93,840.00 - $120,132.00 Annua
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Apply early! This recruitment will remain open continuous. Application review begins May 31, 2023 and will be ongoing thereafter. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close the recruitment at any time.
Deputy Director, Office of Investigative and Legal Services (WMS Band 3)
Health Systems Quality Assurance
Tumwater, Washington (Flexible/Hybrid)
Our ideal candidate. Has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. They demonstrate resilience and outward behaviors even when confronted with others who are not as open or collaborative. Make a difference. The Deputy Director of the Office of Investigative and Legal Services (OILS) manages the legal services provided to the division of Health Systems Quality Assurance. Services provided by OILS are essential to the regulation of over 80 healthcare professions and over 30 types of facilities. Reporting to the Director of the Office of Investigative and Legal Services, this position supervises four Supervising Staff Attorneys, who directly oversee the work of eighteen Staff Attorneys.
The management objective is to assure patient safety, public health and the quality of health care services and appropriate access to health care services regulated for everyone in the state of Washington. This position supports the Department’s mission to protect and improve the health of the state of Washington by providing professional and technical expertise delivering enhanced legal services and providing strong leadership in areas of complex legal adjudication.
The duty station for this hybrid position is in Tumwater, WA. The incumbent will work with their supervisor to establish a work schedule to include telework and reporting to the Tumwater duty station for work activities at least once per week.
The DESIRED Candidate Profile NOTE: All relevant experience including paid and unpaid will be considered.
Licensure as an attorney in Washington State.
Five (5) or more years of experience as a staff attorney or assistant attorney general or attorney in practice working with health care or health care providers.
Three (3) or more years of experience supervising professional level staff.
Demonstrated knowledge of administrative law principles, and legal procedures associated with discipline of health care professionals.
Demonstrated knowledge, experience and competency managing resources and improving performance outcomes in a regulatory, public health, or clinical environment (hospital, nursing, or related profession or facility).
Experience working with highly sensitive, confidential, and high security materials in a secure environment.
Technical expertise in the area of health professions discipline, including familiarity with state laws, including the Uniform Disciplinary Act and Administrative Procedure Act, as well as:
Administrative legal processes;
Administrative, constitutional, tort, and health law;
The rules of evidence and trial procedures;
Federal and state statutes, rules, and judicial decisions applicable to areas regulated by the Department;
Departmental policies and organization;
Statutes and rules regarding confidentiality of health care information and public disclosure of governmental information;
Decision-writing standards and citation rules applied by courts of record, as well as the Department of Health Adjudicative Service Unit.
Note: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies